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    I have a binding with glue method question

    Sorry, I'm sure the answer I'm seeking is somewhere on this board but I can't find it. I am going to use the Sharon Schamber's glue method for binding. I have the Elmer's Washable School Glue-got it at Michael's- couldn't find a tip to use anywhere, and the employees had no ideas after we determined nothing in the cake decorating area worked. I understand she used to sell them on her website, but doens't anymore. Anyone have a suggestion as to where I can get the tip? I know you can use the glue sticks, but I am concerned I will get too wide a line of glue. The very narrow line that she is able to get with the tip seems the most desirable. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    I will be watching this thread.... as I have searched high and low for this tip!!!

    Have went to many home improvement stores and hardware stores asking for a "metal tip to use with glue". I have searched many store aisles and many websites. Can not find it.

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    The only suggestion I got from Michael's was to purchase a 3 small plastic bottle set with tiny tips in the Martha Stewart line. $10 for the set of 3. The glue is a $1.79, there has got to be a better solution!
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    I put some Elmer's glue on a paper plate and used a very small paint brush and brushed it on the edge then pulled my binding over the raw edge and ironed it. It stayed put, and I machine sewed the binding with ease. I afterwards washed the quilt. turned out great. Kathleenq

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    You can buy #20 (?) needle and syringe at feed store and maybe thin down glue if too thick. That is what I was reminded of when I bought the Roxanne glue years ago. It looked like they had cut off the tip of a needle and put it on a glue bottle. (My animals needed injections years ago, think it was a #20 needle, really big!!)

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    I had a friend get the tips for me and I believe she got them from Sharon's web site. The only thing is I don't really use them. I just use the Elmers glue top it comes with and just am careful not to squeeze too hard. I get along better this way then with the tips. It is very hard to squeeze with the tips on.
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    I bought a bottle of Roxanne's Glue at my LQS, & keep refilling it with Elmer's Glue.
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    Go to your local Hobby shop and you will find the tips there for a reasonably small price!
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    I use a toothpick. Sometimes I don't even bother I just use the bottle tip.
    Just open it to the minimum and run a thin line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I use a toothpick. Sometimes I don't even bother I just use the bottle tip.
    Just open it to the minimum and run a thin line.
    That is what I do, too.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Check art supply stores. You will find the tips there.

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    I open it to the minimum and run a thin line.
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    I got a small (very small) bottle with just the right size tip on it at one of my LQS'. Also got a bottle with 3 or 4 tips at either Joann's or Michaels' can't remember which store. It was with the fabric paint stuff.
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    Thanks everyone for all the input and suggestions. I am in the middle of doing the binding on a Valentine wall hanging I'm making from my Craftsy.com Strip Paper Piecing class [LOVE it] and this binding method is so great! I am using the tip on the bottle and it is working out fine, I'll go with the tiny paint brush or toothpick when the bottle is more empty. I'll keep my eye out when I'm by a hobby or art store and the next time I'm at JoAnns. This board is so great, I'm a school media specialist [we used to be librarians] and I feel like this board is my personal Living Quilting Library. I know it's late for finishing a Valentine wall hanging, but hey at least it's still February!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    Thanks everyone for all the input and suggestions. I am in the middle of doing the binding on a Valentine wall hanging I'm making from my Craftsy.com Strip Paper Piecing class [LOVE it] and this binding method is so great! I am using the tip on the bottle and it is working out fine, I'll go with the tiny paint brush or toothpick when the bottle is more empty. I'll keep my eye out when I'm by a hobby or art store and the next time I'm at JoAnns. This board is so great, I'm a school media specialist [we used to be librarians] and I feel like this board is my personal Living Quilting Library. I know it's late for finishing a Valentine wall hanging, but hey at least it's still February!
    Early for next year!
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    Sharons daughter sells Sharons products. http://www.purpledaisiesllc.com/

    I bought some of the overpriced tips from her and am very disappointed. They are plastic and their description says the tip and topper are connected but mine arent nor are the ones my friend bought. When running the tip on the fabric the tip was pushed down into the bottle. What a mess. I emailed her 3 times about them and with no reply. Now I just open the Elmers slightly and it works fine. I was able to buy some plastic bottles with fine metal tips from tooltron.com but the metal tips are hard to clean.

    QUOTE=Cybrarian;4989645]Sorry, I'm sure the answer I'm seeking is somewhere on this board but I can't find it. I am going to use the Sharon Schamber's glue method for binding. I have the Elmer's Washable School Glue-got it at Michael's- couldn't find a tip to use anywhere, and the employees had no ideas after we determined nothing in the cake decorating area worked. I understand she used to sell them on her website, but doens't anymore. Anyone have a suggestion as to where I can get the tip? I know you can use the glue sticks, but I am concerned I will get too wide a line of glue. The very narrow line that she is able to get with the tip seems the most desirable. Any help is greatly appreciated![/QUOTE]

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    I filled a ink cartraige filler bottle with elmer's glue and it works great! I took off the tip and washed the squeeze bottle out real well. Filled it with glue and squeezing the bottle is very easy. You get little tiny drops and control is great.

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    plastic ketscup bottle too big?
    injectable needle for deep fat frying cajun style. I have one of these. hadn't thought of the glue thing until I saw this question. It looks like is will be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Check art supply stores. You will find the tips there.
    This is my suggestion too. Otherwise quilt expos often have vendors who sell them.

    I did find this on the web:
    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=1424

    Though I think this following one is what you want. I bought something similar from L McPhee at a quilt expo many years ago and love the set. Couldn't find it on her site tonite.

    http://www.3riversarchery.com/Glue+B...0_baseitem.htm

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    I use a tooth pick
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    I can't find the tip either, but an experienced quilter told me to take a piece of cardboard (or something) and make a small puddle of glue. Then take a toothpick and transfer the glue with the tip. Works very well

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    These tips are usually in the acrylic paint isle. Not sure if they will fit on Elmer's or not, but they have bottles and tips for the paints.

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    You can purchase them at Joann's. Currently, they are on sale for nearly half price (on-line only). Think I'll order one too!

    http://www.joann.com/quilled-creatio...tle/xprd72728/

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    I just use the tip on the bottle. I bought a special tip and it was to thick and hard to use.
    Linda

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    I have used a popcycle stick. Buy a turkey baster, that looks like a syringe, available at a dollar store. I'm really sold on the idea of using Elmer's glue...it works great. Next Fall when school supplies are on sale, stock up on glue. Use it to hold applicate pieces in place, as well.

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